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Some organochlorine pesticides and other synthetic chemicals mimic hormones in representatives of each vertebrate class, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. These compounds are called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Similarly, hormonelike signaling has also been observed when vertebrates are exposed to plant chemicals called(More)
  • P Eugene Jones
  • 2007
As physician assistant (PA) programs developed in the 1960s, curriculum models emerged around the central themes of physician-dependent practice and competency-based education. By 2007, there were 136 accredited programs in the United States, with 108 (79%) offering a master-degree curriculum. PA program preclinical and clinical curricula are typically(More)
PURPOSE The written personal statement is widely used in health professions program admissions. The purposes of this study were to identify the common themes manifesting in the personal statements of physician assistant (PA) program applicants and to measure the odds of matriculation while controlling for other admission covariates. METHODS This study was(More)
PURPOSE The interview remains a widely used tool in health professions program admissions. The purpose of this study was to compare the use of a behavioral interview format with the multiple mini-interview format in measuring desired noncognitive behaviors. METHODS This dual cohort, observational, comparative study used a polytomous rating-scale model to(More)
  • P E Jones
  • 1972
This paper is based on some of the findings of a demonstration project which undertook to measure the level of patient and participant satisfaction with community nursing service in a family practice unit, as one indicator of the feasibility of nurses and physicians practicing in a complementary fashion at the source of primary family health care. In(More)
Physician assistant (PA) educational programs were created in the 1960s to prepare a new type of health care practitioner. Physician assistant programs began as experiments in medical education, and later, they proved to be highly successful in preparing capable, flexible, and productive clinicians. The growth of PA educational programs in US medical(More)
Understanding the health requirements of a state begins with identifying the population at need and the workforce available to meet those needs. A descriptive study was undertaken to examine the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Texas as part of an ongoing effort to meet the health needs of Texas residents. In September 2000, Texas had 2237 licensed PAs(More)